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BBQ Steak Uruguay Style with a Cooper’s Hawk Red Blend

When the theme for this post was announced, I began looking for an Uruguayan wine with a single-minded focus and didn't find one bottle in my city. I was fortunate that the host for this event, Cam from Culinary Cam was open to me making a dish from Uruguay and complimenting it with another wine.  Thank you, Cam!

Uruguay is a food-rich county with its tasty cuisine and its rich agriculture.  Many ranchers grow sheep, cows, poultry, and dairy along with crops like rice, vegetables, and a wide range of fruits. There is a fishing industry as well that yields bountiful seafood.   Uruguay is influenced by Spanish dishes and Italian cuisine, with approximately 40% of the population being of Italian descent.  

For the purpose of this post, I chose to BBQ a steak with homemade chimichurri sauce made from herbs from our own garden.  While I would have liked to have hosted an asado, the 100+ degree weather made that not such an appetizing idea. We chose a nice rib strip to BBQ over wood coals, even on this hot, hot day.

My husband chose to BBQ his steak in the way he traditionally does, which is described in great detail in How to Grill the Perfect Steak at Home. The steak is always the star on his plates, but we made this delicious chimichurri meat sauce for the steak, and wow! was it fantastic!

We paired this steak with Cooper's Hawk Red Wine Blend which was specially blended by The Hidden  Sea. Here is Cooper's Hawk tasting notes for this wine:


Blend: 72% Shiraz, and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Limestone Coast, Australia

Personality: Powerful and Intense

Nose: Vanilla and Smoke

Taste: Blackberry, Black Cherry, and Aromatic Violet

Pairs with: Smoked & Grilled Anything!

This powerful Australian blend of 72% Shiraz and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon boasts bold, dark flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and aromatic violet. It also has notes of smoke and vanilla bean from gentle aging in oak. The texture is rich and velvety, making this an ideal wine for the boldest, richest dishes. Try it with barbecue! (we totally agree with this assessment!)

There's nothing quite like a BBQ steak and a good red wine.  We ate and drank well that night!

Check out these World Wine Travel Bloggers reviews of Uruguay wines:

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  1. That steak and chimichurri look amazing! Thanks for joining us even though you couldn't find a wine from Uruguay. I appreciate it.

  2. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Looks delicious.


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